Webinar “Exchange of Experiences and New Funding Opportunities” held on 28 September 2023

SOLAR-ERA.NET and CSP-ERANET co-organised the webinar sharing experiences and opportunities in transnational projects. The presentations covered 25 projects – 19 projects supported within SOLAR-ERA.NET and 6 projects supported within CSP-ERANET.


The goals of this webinar were:

  • To exchange and highlight results and
  • To share experience and to identify critical / success factors for transnational projects in both ERANETs scheme and future funding opportunities.
  • To understand the future co-funded opportunities within the sector.


Target audience:

  • Participants in transnational SOLAR-ERA.NET Cofund 2 and CSP ERANET
  • Representatives from SOLAR-ERA.NET Cofund 2 and CSP ERANET funding
  • Persons and organisations from industry and research interested in transnational project collaboration in the area of solar power


Below you can find the presentations given in the four thematic workshops and plenary sessions.

Workshop 1

Moderators: Kambulakwao Chakanga and Negar Naghavi Fleury

Martin Bivour
Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (DE)
CUSTCO – Cost efficient, upscalable and stable transparent
conductive oxides for silicon solar cells based on passivated contacts.

Barbara Terheiden
Universität Konstanz (DE)
FUN – Sputtered and otherwise deposited a-Si for fabricating passivated screen-printed contacts for an industrially feasible production

Maarten van der Vleuten
Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast-Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO (NL)
SUCCESS – Sequential, high Uniformity, Cost Competitive Elemental Selenizationand Sulphurizationfor CIGSSe2

Gernot Oreski
Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH (AT)
Ambi PV – Adapted Modules for Bifacial Photovoltaics

Carlos del Cañizo
Solar Energy Institute Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (ES)
CHEER-UP – Low Cost High Efficient and Reliable UMG PV cells

Victor Izquierdo-Roca
Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC) (ES)
In4CIS – New in-line optical methodologies for advanced assessment of high efficiency CIGS industrial processes

Workshop 2

Moderators: Roberto Pacios and Pierre-Jean Rigole

Markus Kohlstädt 
Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE (DE)
UNIQUE – Carbon Based Perovskite Solar Cells with UNI-Directional Electron Bulk Transport: in the QUEst of a Short Time to Market

James Connolly
CentraleSupélec (FR)
BOBTandem – Band Offset selective Barrier Three Terminal perovskite on silicon high efficiency Tandem Solar Cell

Elsen Aydin
ECOSun – Economic COgeneration by Efficiently COncentrated SUNlight

Rui Zhang
Linköping Universiy
Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM),(SE)
NFA4R2ROPV – Industrial roll-to-roll (R2R) printing of highly efficient non-fullerene acceptor (NFA)-based organic photovoltaics (OPV)

Cristina Roldan Carmona
Universidad de Valencia
Instituto de Ciencia Molecular (ES)
PERDRYDry production routes for large-area benign metal halide perovskite solar cells

Juan A. Anta
Universidad Pablo de Olavide, de Sevilla (ES)
SCALEUP – Large scale molecular simulation of
perovskite solar cells

Workshop 3

Moderators: Pablo García Fernández and Anita Hipfinger

Andreas Livera
PV Technology Laboratory, FOSS Research Centre for Sustainable Energy
University (CY)
ROM-PV – Reducing the photovoltaic operation and maintenance (O&M) costs through an advanced online platform

Jürgen Sutterlüti
Gantner Instruments GmbH (AT)
PV-ANALYTIC – Advanced photovoltaic system monitoring and analytics solution enhanced with intelligent interoperable data-driven features for efficient big data real-time analysis, failure diagnosis, automated management and integrated micro-grid control

Miguel Angel Delgado Molina
Isotrol (ES)
1C4PV – One intelligent cloud for PV Assets Diagnosis and Maintenance

Canan Şişman Korkmaz
Inavitas (TR)
PANAMA – Prescriptive Analytics and Advanced Workforce Management for Optimized O&M of Solar Power Plants

Panagiotis Symeonidis
Centre forResearch & Technology Hellas, Information Technology Institute (GR)
PVgnosis – Diagnosis, maintenance and operation of PV plants

Workshop 4

Moderators: Tarik Schwarzer and Carlos Rendón

Christian Raeder
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Institut für Solarforschung (DE)
TubeMon – New online flux density and temperature measuring systems for Monitoring and optimized operation of external Tube receivers

Sinan Akmandor
Pars Makina (TR)
InnoSolPower – INNOvative SOLar micro-TES with high-POWER density

Konstantinos Giannakopoulos
Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos” (GR)
Nano4CSP – Nanomaterials for reduced maintenance costs in CSP plants

Marina Casanova
SI-CO – High performance parabolic trough collector and innovative silicone fluid for CSP power plants

Michael Wittmann
DLR – Institute of Solar Research (DE)
EuroPaTMoS – European Parabolic Trough with Molten Salt

Kostas Braimakis
National Technical University of Athens (GR)
TES4Trig – Thermal Energy Storage for Trigeneration

Carlos D. Pérez-Segarra
Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) – CITCEA-UPC (ES)
NEWCLINE – Advanced thermocline concepts for thermal energy storage for CSP

Gabriel Zsembinszki
University of Lleida (ES)
CSPplus– Tchno-economical evaluation of different thermal energy storage concepts for CSP plants

Plenary sessions

CSP-ERANETJoint programming actions to foster innovative CSP solutions, Rachel Tully, Coordinator

SOLAR-ERA.NET Cofund 2: Introduction, Stefan Nowak, Coordinator

Next opportunities for funding in CETPartnership, Francesco Basile, CETPartnership TRI 2 lead